narrated by: Aidan
This past year, me and Caitlyn both got jobs, and we weren’t too happy about it. Dad sort of forced it upon us, thinks its important to be bossed around by someone other than him. I’m working at Trout Pointe Lake, I wanted to work at LexCorp Comics, but the owner of the center wouldn’t allow it. Instead, I get to help people buy tickets with their debit/credit cards.
Caitlyn likes to bother Cynthia, Dad’s ex-girlfriend. After she found out our Mom moved on without us, and moved a new guy in, she sort of got clingy with Cynthia. Then Dad and her broke up, and Caitlyn kept up visiting her. She keeps inviting her to go shopping for summer clothes, and Cynthia keeps declining.
It’s starting to make Caitlyn really upset, but I don’t know what else Cynthia can do, she’s the one who broke up with Dad. It’s shocking, but true. I don’t think Dad’s latest birthday worked well for her.
All my money goes right back into the complex, Lewis and I are constantly buying the latest comic books, I prefer more gore, and he’s into aliens. Combined we have quite a collection.
Caitlyn hoards her money like a dragon with gold, the only exception she made was to buy a cellphone. She wanted to be able to text Lewis, since his step Mom won’t allow him to talk on the phone often.
She makes loads more than I do, and I hate that she’s always hanging around here. She teases me, and ruffles up my hair, mostly because she knows I hate it so much.
She works the evenings at Pacelli Macaroni as a server. She gets paid plus tips, which she always seems to pull in large amounts. It’s really a drag.
Especially when it’s family members. They always go easy on her.
Then tip big. Aunt Kenzie is guilty as charged of this.
Caitlyn says it is because she’s saving for college, and I’m not. Aunt Kenzie knows it will be put away to save for education, and that is a worthy investment. I’m just not sure I’m college material. I also think that Kenzie is bias towards her, because Caitlyn announced that she wants to be a social worker, just like our Aunt.
I’ve been thinking of joining the military. Caitlyn is opposed to the idea. She doesn’t want me stationed somewhere else, or be sent overseas to an unsafe area. It’s that or just sit here, loafing around with Dad, and teaching people how to use a ticket machine. Naturally, she doesn’t like the idea of that ether.
I just finished my sophomore year, I still have time to figure things out. I’m just focusing on the now, and this summer is what is happening. We both can drive now, but Dad doesn’t even have a car, let alone one for us to drive. So we hoof it, or take the bus if it’s too far. We started going down to the Pier to hang out.
Basically it means that me and Lulu are the two stags, sitting awkwardly around the fire while everyone else cuddles up. There just isn’t anyone at the high school that I like. I did dance with Jill Popper at the Spring Formal, but that was out of necessity.
When we can’t handle the kissing noises any longer, we usually go up to the pier. Lulu sometimes asks if there is anyone I like, and I’ve always said no, but decided that I did want to get it off my chest.
Lulu was shocked, she thought I’d say it was Perla Martinez. She pointed out that Erin was thirteen years older than me, as if I needed a math lesson, as if that was the only reason why I couldn’t make a go of it.
She suggested I’d find someone in college, and I didn’t bother telling her that I didn’t intend to go. I didn’t think it was likely I’d find someone in the military ether, unless I went for a foreign, that did seem rather common practice.
Later that night, Caitlyn pressed me to tell her what I’d told Lulu. She could tell that it was a serious conversation, and like a bratty twin, she instantly knew it was about a girl. I hate when she just gets me.
I did tell her, and she thinks I’m crazy.
I want to run away now. Too many people know, I don’t know what I expected to happen after confessing, but I don’t feel any better, now I just feel paranoid.
Caitlyn promised she’d never tell, she doesn’t want Colin to kill me anymore than I want that.
Logan isn’t so bad now that he’s in school, but I don’t even know what you are supposed to do with toddlers. They are all full of drool, and gibberish.
She told me that Logan is having a rough go of his parent’s separation.
I feel for him, we are both in grade school when our parents divorced. I don’t know if it’s final for Erin and Colin though, Colin has been more involved this past year, so maybe they’ll try again.
Caitlyn does well with kids, and getting them to feel better. I think she’ll make a good social worker when the time comes.
Though she came home and told me the worst news, that Erin had been out on a date with her boss at the restaurant. I wanted to call up Colin instantly and tell him the news, but Caitlyn wouldn’t allow it. She promised it wouldn’t bring Erin into my arms, and probably not Colin’s ether.
I hate knowing these things, I don’t know why she’d even tell me. If I can’t have Erin, then I definitely want her back with my brother, otherwise I’ll never get to see her. She won’t come to holidays, and I don’t babysit. My future happiness depends on it. But I won’t tell Colin, because Caitlyn will kill me just as bad, and I have to live with her.
Notes: Not a lot of Ethan this time, he played video games, Cynthia broke up with him (She was romance and had other people on her mind), and he napped a lot on the sofa. He did roll the want to kiss his ex-wife Meredith. That’s not a healthy want! And she’s moved on, as she was the one to call for the divorce.
I don’t know when this happened, but Aidan is head over heels for Erin, and she is completely uninterested. All his wants involve her, his dreams, his conversations… He is one love sick kid.
And Erin went on a date with one of the Pacelli brother’s, she met him through Bethany, who brought him home. I think she just met him on the sidewalk, she’s always socializing. There is so much coming Erin and Colin’s way, that I don’t know if they will try again, or if it’s indefinitely over. We will see!
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